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InRam - Ever New Joy (Beautiful World Agency)

Release Date: 5 April 2019 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet el Booree (Glitterbeat)

Release Date: 5 April 2019 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 25 January 2019 I don't know why it should come as such a surprise to us when Christina Alden, Alex Patterson and Noel Dashwood break out their instruments from their respective cases and stand next to one another on stage; for some reason we just don't expect...

Du Glas - Too Many Ghosts (Self Release)

Debut album from Penzance-based four-piece country/folk combo, whose name translates from the Cornish as 'blue/black.' Of the thirteen songs here, a dozen are originals written by the band's guitar player Anthony Power, with just the one cover, Jean Richie's staple The L and N Don't Stop Here...

Star rating: 
3

Merry Hell - Anthems to the Wind (Self Release)

For the last eight years the band formerly known as Tansads has been trading under the Merry Hell banner and bringing to each of their many concert appearances just that. They're undoubtedly an exciting live band, full of energy and vitality, yet their anthemic songs have found an equally...

Star rating: 
4

Porchlight Smoker - 4 (Long Way Home Music)

Brighton-based British/American alt-country quartet Porchlight Smoker return with just under a dozen predominantly self-penned originals on this the band's fourth album release, aptly entitled 4 (Four). The band's choice of covers sit well with their original songs, such as Gillian Welch's mournful...

Star rating: 
3

Barnstormer 1649 - Restoration Tragedy (Self Release)

If like me your knowledge on Attila The Stockbroker is sadly lacking and limited to his performance poetry, politics and music of the 1980s then prepare to be confounded and taken in by RESTORATION TRAGEDY. Barnstormer 1649 is the band who deliver what they describe as Roundhead Renaissancecore ...

Star rating: 
4

Joe Pisto and Fausto Beccalossi - Interplay (Belfagor)

A sort of 'meeting of the spirits' featuring Joe Pisto's informed guitar playing and Fausto Beccalossi's enchanting accordion flurries. Predominantly instrumental with a few moments of scat vocals, INTERPLAY is a delightful experience, which I imagine could be enjoyed in a variety of ways; in a...

Star rating: 
4

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